San Giuliano Parking
ACTV Line 21 boat
The Linea 21 water bus (formerly line 25) runs between the Parco San Giuliano and two vaporetto stations in Venice: Fondamente Nove and Ospedale. Both stations are on the northern or lagoon side of Venice's historic center, within easy walking distance of the Piazza San Marco. (See the "Venice satellite map" on page 3.)
You can buy boat tickets at the cashier's booth in the parking lot. The fare depends on your age, whether you're traveling one way ("ordinario") or roundtrip ("A/R"). You'll get a discount if you're parking in the lot or have an imob.venezia card. You may even be lucky, as I was, and be charged a random fare that's less than the published tariff.
After you've purchased your ticket, turn left as you leave the lot and walk toward the boat clubs that are just down the road. You'll see the Line 21 boat landing on your right (as shown in the photo at the top of this page.) Stamp your ticket before boarding or--if it's handwritten on a parking receipt, as mine was--show it to the boatman.
The trip to Venice's Fondamente Nove takes 24 minutes, and it's another three minutes to Ospedale. For more information in Italian, including a current timetable, see the official Boat San Giuliano Web site.
Several ACTV bus lines connect Venice to the western end of the Parco San Giuliano, near the Red and Blue parking lots. Unfortunately, these buses aren't convenient for two reasons:
Still, if your car is parked in the yellow lot and you miss the last boat from Venice, you can use ACTV's Linea 12 bus as a backup:
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